This autumn the member governments of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will select a new Director-General to lead the organization. This process comes at a crucial point as global supply chains face unprecedented strain due to COVID-19 and the WTO grapples with a range of ongoing discussions of critical importance to Canadian businesses such as industrial subsidies, agriculture, digital trade, and trade facilitation.
In partnership with the members of the Global Business Coalition, the Canadian Chamber is providing an opportunity for the business community to meet virtually with the candidates running to become the next head of the WTO. These meetings will play a crucial role in hearing each of the candidates’ visions for the WTO, understanding what it means for Canada, and allowing us to provide well-informed views to our government. These virtual meetings will have participation from member organizations of the Global Business Coalition, which includes businesses from the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, Korea, India, Brazil, and others.
The virtual meetings will occur on the following dates with the candidates:
- Tudor Ulianovschi (Molodova) – September 3, 7am EST: Registration Link I Biography
- Amina Mohamed (Kenya) – September 7, 7am EST: Registration Link I Biography
- Jesús Seade Kuri (Mexico) – September 7, 8am EST: Registration Link I Biography
- Hamid Mamdouh (Egypt) – September 8, 8am EST: Registration Link I Biography
- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Nigeria) – Date to be announced
- Liam Fox (United Kingdom) – Date to be announced
- Yoo Myung-hee (South Korea) – Date to be announced
Please contact Mark Agnew, Senior Director International Policy, with any questions.